Excuse me, Kelly, for skipping my response to your letters (two this week) due to the seriousness of the Trump attempted assassination. I am fixated on the lingering danger.

This week’s Realities will put off many readers for being too religious, and even a touch emotional. But that is just me at age 85, awaiting the final bell. And I don’t regret ringing that bell for truth as I see it.

At Saturday’s Republican convention the world witnessed a first-class miracle, not just fortuitous luck. Former President Donald Trump came within a half-inch of being killed by an assassin’s bullet. Many Catholics know his life was protected by the benevolent hand of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at the behest of her Divine Son, Jesus Christ. Mary as the perfect human “Mother of God” (“All generations will call me blessed” Luke 1:46-49.) has been tasked to assist in the Savior’s work of salvation, and her defending touch is felt throughout human history, as it was in 1981 during and after Pope John Paul II was also shot by an assassin.

In an effort at full disclosure, I’m Catholic myself, and see this event as a critical moment in American history, perhaps the definitive point in deciding the future of the Republic.

Negative political events are happening with abnormal speed amidst confusion and a state of unpreparedness, physical and spiritual. Most citizens are naive about the reality of imminent global war. They are also ignorant about the size of global enemy forces and the imminence of their belligerent intentions. This ignorance can only accelerate the time of attack. It’s easier for a Judeo-Christian believer to understand the threat because we believe in one God, the Creator and Redeemer of humanity. Men were created to follow His instructions but are reluctant to do so. When humanity rejects His plan, even disavows His existence, chaos follows, even chastisements.

Every human being chooses one side or the other. The good guarantees eternal happiness. The evil side, eternal horror. The young man who attempted to assassinate Trump on Saturday, having no chance to change his mind, chose to enter that eternal horror of perfect hate and violence.

I believe Donald Trump was protected by Divine Mercy and set aside as the unique leader for our Republic, the chosen leader at a decisive time. I believe he will lead this nation back to its Judeo-Christian origins – during global war of unprecedented destruction. I believe he will lead our victorious forces against inevitable attacks from Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and Islamic hordes from North Africa and Asia.

Furthermore, I believe Trump's vice-presidential pick, J.D. Vance, is the perfect choice. He contributes moral, intellectual strength and youthful vigor. Reading his biography, I am truly impressed. Unlike so many of Trump’s former cabinet members and backstabbing “friends”, Vance will be utterly trustworthy. I am strongly convinced that J.D. Vance will, with Donald Trump, work to make America strong, healthy, and victorious again. I see Vance, like Trump, as celestially chosen at this time to defend our nation against diabolical forces. They will work in tandem, with the encouragement and prayers of this nation’s Judeo-Christian citizens to defeat the enemy and restore honor to God and country.

Another great concern of mine is the readiness timeline. If the intentions of our self-identified enemies are to win a (possibly nuclear) war with the West, sooner rather than later serves their purposes best. America, (and the West) is most vulnerable from this point (July) through the election in November, and into 2025. Heated confusion stirred-up by the Democratic Party, a broadly treacherous media, Deep State betrayal, enormous illegal infiltration, and initial terrorist attacks will overwhelm government’s ability to contain. If our enemies are not stupid, they will attack with broad coordination - soon.

At this point I will save readers from any redundant references to current Marian apparitions, and myself from further grief.

Well, there it is. I’ve set myself up for some healthy debate and rebuke.
My bottom line: Humble, heartfelt prayer for mercy and victory can extinguish any flame the enemy might conjure. Prayer is the most important part of “readiness” in a Judeo-Christian nation.

 


 

A response to Kelly Scoles’ letter:

Hi again, Kelly. Thanks for another challenge.

I really didn’t want to get into a discussion about our Supreme Court justices. The cerebral shocks I have received watching the scandalous treatment of so many Republican nominees to the High Court challenges my objectivity. My first experience with these infamous Democratic Party ship worms began with the rejection of Judge Robert Bork in 1987.

Bork was an eminent legal scholar, Yale professor of law, and Reagan appointee to several Senate affirmed positions.
“Bork had a considerable reputation as a conservative law scholar and a proponent of originalism, the legal theory that the Constitution should be interpreted as originally intended by the Founders and Founding generation” the same as Justice Scalia. Bork also taught at Yale University. Among his Yale Law students were Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Is this all beginning to sound familiar?

President Reagan nominated Bork for the Supreme Court on July 1, 1987, to replace a retiring Lewis Powell. Senator Ted Kennedy reacted with a public statement that quickly drew political battle lines over Bork’s nomination.
“Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is often the only protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy,” he said. (Bork later stated that he felt every word in the statement was false.)
Bork’s opponents were critical of his opinions about the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Bork’s testimony was also broadcast on live television. The Senate Judiciary Committee, led by then-Senator Joseph Biden (always into the rot), decided to send Bork’s nomination to the floor with a recommendation that it be rejected.

Bork responded: “Federal judges are not appointed to decide cases according to the latest opinion polls,” he said, adding that if judicial candidates “are treated as political candidates the effect will be to erode public confidence and endanger the independence of the judiciary.”

Judge Bork passed away at the age of 85 in 2012.

Borks treatment by Democrats was so savage that a word is named for him in the Oxford English Dictionary. “The verb “bork” is used as slang, to ‘defame or vilify (a person) systematically, esp. in the mass media, usually with the aim of preventing his or her appointment to public office; to obstruct or thwart (a person) in this way.’”

Bork’s treatment was not just a one-time Democratic Party event. This sort of political defamation, used for sabotaging Republican nominees, is policy, showcased during the past 60-years. I remember the Bork attack clearly and see this same tactic in the attacks upon Clarence Thomas, Brett M. Kavanaugh, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett at their nomination hearings. Worthy of special note here was the outrageous criminal threat by Senator Schumer: “Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Supreme Court tirade is a symptom of America’s democratic decline.” By Ian Millhiser

No Democrat had the guts to condemn Schumer’s criminal threats against Supreme Court Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch: “I want to tell you Gorsuch. I want to tell you Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” Schumer broadcast this threat from the steps of the Supreme Court building by microphone in 2020, demonstrating how Democrats are all from the same communistic-socialistic-atheistic mold. They remain without honor. Schumer should have been arrested, tried, and jailed. “On October 23, 1987, the United States Senate held one of the most-controversial votes on a Supreme Court nominee in its history, when it rejected Robert Bork’s appointment.”

“After the Judiciary Committee declined to recommend Bork in a full Senate vote, the nominee voiced his frustrations with a nomination process that he thought had turned into a political litmus test for the Supreme Court.” A great man was dishonored. The same Democrat tactic was used against Clarence Thomas, who described the treatment as a "High tech lynching". Remember the Anita Hill setup? Then there was the outrage of the Kavanaugh hearings, where someone named Christine Blasey Ford falsely alleged that as a teenager in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her during a party; a charge totally without proof. The history of Democratic party-political defamation is clear. That party is a fifth column for radical political subversion. Like flies on animal excrement, the Democratic Party judiciary minions plague our justice system today: Fani Willis, Arthur F. Engoron, Juan Merchan, Tanya Chutkan, Letitia James, Alvin Bragg, and the band goes on. Oh – for Ketanji Brown Jackson: the answer to the “woman” question is: they have two X chromosomes, and lack the Y.
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A response to Kelly Scoles’ letter:

Hi again, Kelly. Thanks for another challenge.

I really didn’t want to get into a discussion about our Supreme Court justices. The cerebral shocks I have received watching the scandalous treatment of so many Republican nominees to the High Court challenges my objectivity. My first experience with these infamous Democratic Party ship worms began with the rejection of Judge Robert Bork in 1987.

Bork was an eminent legal scholar, Yale professor of law, and Reagan appointee to several Senate affirmed positions.
“Bork had a considerable reputation as a conservative law scholar and a proponent of originalism, the legal theory that the Constitution should be interpreted as originally intended by the Founders and Founding generation” the same as Justice Scalia. Bork also taught at Yale University. Among his Yale Law students were Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Is this all beginning to sound familiar?

President Reagan nominated Bork for the Supreme Court on July 1, 1987, to replace a retiring Lewis Powell. Senator Ted Kennedy reacted with a public statement that quickly drew political battle lines over Bork’s nomination.
“Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is often the only protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy,” he said. (Bork later stated that he felt every word in the statement was false.)
Bork’s opponents were critical of his opinions about the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Bork’s testimony was also broadcast on live television. The Senate Judiciary Committee, led by then-Senator Joseph Biden (always into the rot), decided to send Bork’s nomination to the floor with a recommendation that it be rejected.

Bork responded: “Federal judges are not appointed to decide cases according to the latest opinion polls,” he said, adding that if judicial candidates “are treated as political candidates the effect will be to erode public confidence and endanger the independence of the judiciary.”

Judge Bork passed away at the age of 85 in 2012.

Borks treatment by Democrats was so savage that a word is named for him in the Oxford English Dictionary. “The verb “bork” is used as slang, to ‘defame or vilify (a person) systematically, esp. in the mass media, usually with the aim of preventing his or her appointment to public office; to obstruct or thwart (a person) in this way.’”

Bork’s treatment was not just a one-time Democratic Party event. This sort of political defamation, used for sabotaging Republican nominees, is policy, showcased during the past 60-years. I remember the Bork attack clearly and see this same tactic in the attacks upon Clarence Thomas, Brett M. Kavanaugh, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett at their nomination hearings. Worthy of special note here was the outrageous criminal threat by Senator Schumer: “Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Supreme Court tirade is a symptom of America’s democratic decline.” By Ian Millhiser

No Democrat had the guts to condemn Schumer’s criminal threats against Supreme Court Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch: “I want to tell you Gorsuch. I want to tell you Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” Schumer broadcast this threat from the steps of the Supreme Court building by microphone in 2020, demonstrating how Democrats are all from the same communistic-socialistic-atheistic mold. They remain without honor. Schumer should have been arrested, tried, and jailed. “On October 23, 1987, the United States Senate held one of the most-controversial votes on a Supreme Court nominee in its history, when it rejected Robert Bork’s appointment.”

“After the Judiciary Committee declined to recommend Bork in a full Senate vote, the nominee voiced his frustrations with a nomination process that he thought had turned into a political litmus test for the Supreme Court.” A great man was dishonored. The same Democrat tactic was used against Clarence Thomas, who described the treatment as a "High tech lynching". Remember the Anita Hill setup? Then there was the outrage of the Kavanaugh hearings, where someone named Christine Blasey Ford falsely alleged that as a teenager in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her during a party; a charge totally without proof. The history of Democratic party-political defamation is clear. That party is a fifth column for radical political subversion. Like flies on animal excrement, the Democratic Party judiciary minions plague our justice system today: Fani Willis, Arthur F. Engoron, Juan Merchan, Tanya Chutkan, Letitia James, Alvin Bragg, and the band goes on. Oh – for Ketanji Brown Jackson: the answer to the “woman” question is: they have two X chromosomes, and lack the Y.
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In last week’s Realities, at the beginning of the second-to-last paragraph, I neglected to insert a quotation mark. The entire paragraph is composed of quotes from the late Justice Antonin Scalia; none are mine. Apologies for any confusion. A correction will be found on fillmoregazette.com.

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A response to Kelly Scoles’ letter:

Hi Kelly,

Thank you for this succulent plate of fictitious goodies you have given me to refute.
Your explanations for Biden’s ghostly on-stage misadventure this week are, as expected, liberally naïve. You believe he “was sick”, or “over prepped”. The reality here is that Joe Biden is just a stubbornly prideful, cognitively impaired scoundrel. His enabling friends in the Democratic Party have placed America in imminent jeopardy of military defeat by placing this lisping, whispering fool in charge of the nuclear suitcase. He will be long gone before the full extent of his criminal activity, and treason, are fully exposed. I fear it will then be too late for our betrayed Republic.
You continually focus on alleged sex scandals. With the most likely exception being Jimmy Carter (and George Washington, no party) it’s difficult to find an ethically virtuous Democratic president! That’s research I would rather avoid. Bill Clinton’s abuse of his intern, his insistence on defining the word “is” to establish his truthfulness, and J.F.K’s serial romances, are established Democrat ethical landmarks. Were either president punished with arrest or mercilessly hectored out of office?

You say “Some of the Democratic political class, [were] busy wilting like violets” over Biden’s disastrous debate performance. I say that “political class” as seen on every media outlet, reacted more like fluffy dandelion seed pods in a windstorm. You praise Biden for “offering no excuses.” But, while reasons abound, no excuses are available. You say he had “one bad night.” I am fearful of Joe having one confused nuclear 3:00 AM – with Kamala trying to help.

You characterize the decision in US v. Trump as an “accommodation.” You say (about the immunity granted Trump from criminal prosecution): “unless you believe you have committed a crime, you do not need such protection [immunity]…” But what of false allegations? Normally a criminal act requires “mens rea” or criminal intent. Here, Trump denies knowledge of any crime in all charges. Your statement “No other president in 250 years has asked for or needed such protection….” That’s because none have been arrested and immunity has been traditionally assumed for freedom in decision making, personal protection and the innate dignity of the office - Washington being the ideal.

I haven’t changed my views on the military condition of the world at this time, which is dire. Anyone who can’t hear the hoofbeats of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse is deafened by Western greed, political naivete, and atheism. The horsemen are conquest, war, famine, and death, foretold in the Book of Revelation. The field of battle is global and the new Axis of Evil, Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, is igniting an inferno.

It’s my (wholly amateur) opinion that the U.S will be at war this year. Our enemies are not stupid, they will attack, with surprising mass, speed, and coordination, when we are weakest.

Expert military strategists now generally agree with the latest Marian Apparitions (see Fr. Michel Rodrigue or Xavier Reyes-Ayral) online. The primary apparition messages focused upon by these two men are from the Breton Stigmatist and Mystic, Marie-Julie Jahenny, 1850-1941.

I am certainly neither prophet nor mystic myself. I am simply forwarding information which is, for me, “worthy of belief;” nothing more. Comments for and against are warmly invited, and I take full personal responsibility for this dissemination.

 

A response to Kelly Scoles’ letter:

Once more unto the breach, dear friend, to fill the space where fact and logic have gone missing in your first sentence. You mourn the fact that the Dodds case proclaimed abortion was never a constitutional right, a truth. You characterize this as a “tragic consequence” when, again, you have it backwards. Saving a baby from the gruesomely painful death of abortion is not “tragic”, it’s heroic, while a truly tragic consequence occurs with each severed spinal cord or bodily dismemberment of a baby during abortion.

We’ve debated ad nauseum the fundamental question (does abortion kill a small human being, or something else)? The answer can be found before the creation of man in the existence of the Creator, which in Judeo-Christianity recognizes the embryo as a unique, eternal soul. Our debate is like Thomas Aquinas (no relation) debating Friedrich Nietzsche on the issue of God’s alleged death. However, God does describe only man as bearing His mage.

As for the principle of “stare decisis,” it was never intended to be absolute; otherwise we would be required to respect decisions like Dred Scott, (1857), Plessy v. Ferguson (1896): “separate but equal,” and Korematsu v. United States (1944): the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, all once “respected as established law.”

You call for application of “even the scant ethics rules of the Court calling for recusal” of Justice Sam Alito. My ghad, Kelly! “Have you no sense of decency?” (Boston lawyer Joseph Welch at 1954 McCarthy hearing. A little fun full hyperbole.) Drop your political pom-poms for a minute, Kelly, and think of the scabrous shyster Judges, DAs, AGs, and low life lawyers who have systematically tormented Donald Trump for the past four years, to break him. It is an outrage of historical American proportions. You call Justice Sam Alito an “Inquisition Catholic”? The real Inquisition has flourished in the Democratic Party and media these past 10 years.

True as you say, “the Constitution also does not mention “woman.” Is that why radical Ketanji Brown Jackson, Associate Justice, having received an A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard-Radcliffe College in 1992, and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1996, is incapable of defining “woman” during her Senate Confirmation Hearings: “Marsha Blackburn asked the Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday to define the word ‘woman’.” “I can’t” Jackson replied.” This answer was just a secret smack on the lips to her LGBT-WOKE associates.

Incidentally, before the blunderbusses and flintlocks there were matchlocks, and later the glorious rifle.
To clarify, Justice Thomas does not signal out “originalism” as if somehow “dispositive” in Constitutional law. Where do you get this? My favorite Supreme Court Justice was Antonin Scalia, who passed away in 2016 and was the primary proponent of understanding the Constitution by determining original meaning, not “intent”. I can’t imagine why any reasonable person would object to the practice of decerning the law by the method of strict constructionism. That means reading the Framer’s words “as they would have understood them at the time….” Is that a bad thing? You would rather substitute your words for theirs.

“My shtick, as you may know, is textualism. I believe that judges should adhere to the text of the law, and not amend or revise it to accord with what they think the law ought to be. Imagine my delight, then, when I find, in Aquinas’s discussion of the question “Whether we should always judge according to the written law?” the following seemingly categorical conclusion: “Hence it is necessary to judge according to the written law, else judgment would fall short either of the natural or of the positive right.” (Justice Antonin Scalia, Scalia Speaks).

At the kind invitation of my friend Joseph Kern, years ago, I was invited to hear a talk by Justice Scalia at Thomas Aquinas College about looking for “original meaning” while interpreting the Constitution. Security was intense and the speaker, as expected, brilliant and engaging. Even today knowledgeable historians would laugh at the idea of demanding a justice “recuse” himself for the alleged “unethical” act of using “original meaning” method in constitutional research. The “embarrassment” here should lie with critics of the “originalists”, curiously alleging “era-conventional cultural ignorance.” I really want, like mad, to digress at this point. My age provides confusion enough.

 

Well, I’m in hot water right now. It’s an hour to deadline, and I have run off the tracks with this week’s Realities. I started to comment on the difference between America as I knew it in my youth and America today - a completely different place. But the power of my recollections ran amuck; my memories, still sharp and detailed (unlike other periodic malfunctions) – are fascinating. So, I quickly breached the 600-word limit, into 1,000+-word territory, and garnered editorial frowns.

Instead of pruning the thing back I decided to hold and expand it for Independence Day to celebrate America’s past during the 1940s and 50s. The Republic had its problems then, as humanity aways has, but its bold strength and freedom far outshined those negatives. We were a vibrant, triumphant success, full of hope and promise. We had our “hobos” but not today’s tides of “homelessness.” It was difficult to get into higher education then, but college and university activity didn’t bastardize science or preach sedition for a monetary premium. Universities didn’t have $51 billion in endowment reserves – while charging $100,000 in tuition (Harvard). Common sense would have shown this to be an intolerable scam.

In the 1950s, any American president who would have destroyed border sovereignty by inviting 10-million illegal aliens into the country would have been recognized as a traitor, arrested, tired, convicted of treason, and imprisoned. Today: “The number of illegal immigrants in the country has roughly doubled under President Biden. The United States had some 10.2 million illegal immigrants in 2020, and another 10 million have entered during Biden’s presidency. If the 20 million illegal immigrants were all in one state, it would be tied with New York for the fourth most populated state.”
This is suicide on stilts! But, once again, I’m beginning to gush.

 

A response to Kelly Scoles’ letter.

Hello again Kelly.

I’m just not interested in the Dr. Phil-Trump discussion. But, just a word about state’s rights.
As you know our federal Constitution is the Supreme law of the United States. Can you tell me just how shyster DAs, judges, and lawyers, managed to abuse federal criminal law and procedure, by defiling Lady Justice to produce a monstrous hybrid state criminal conviction of Trump? A nationwide investigation should be undertaken to identify all participants in this lengthy, unlawful persecution of Donald Trump, to disbar and otherwise punish these Fifth Column Democrats.

Just an aside: Do you still maintain that Hunter Biden’s laptop is unreal? (was in the courtroom). Do you still think it was a Russian fake? Do you now believe that the Biden family has, for decades, traded US foreign policy favors for tens of millions of dollars from our deadliest enemies? Do you accept the following facts:

“The Biden family business model is built on Joe Biden’s political career and connections with Joe Biden as the ‘chairman of the board.’ Biden family members sold access for profit around the world to the detriment of American interests. If President Biden is compromised by deals with foreign adversaries and they are impacting his decision making, this is a threat to national security.” (Chairman James Comer, Committee on Oversight and Accountability).

As for the Dolly Parton comments: Ericka Andersen is apparently a Christian, who expressed (as Christians are urged to do) a defense of her faith. She should not have retracted, if she actually did so. From the first century homosexuality (and abortion) has been identified as a serious sin, which jeopardizes our eternal salvation. No one is compelled to believe this, just as no one is compelled to believe in Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory, (and billions don’t). This is a major distinction between the Judeo-Christian faith and tradition and that of the Muslim faith, which does compel belief – for everyone.

Dolly does not get “a pass”. Her disbelief is as real as her understanding of the results of “putting 10lbs of mud in a 5lb bag, - things don't always go well.”

And, by the way, Christ’s “vision for humanity” is salvation. As the most important decision human beings can ever make, it should never be taken lightly.

Finally, “Too bad there are so few like her” [Dolly]? Wrong again Kelly. There are billions like her, but she is still loved in the Christian faith.

I confess bewilderment when I think of atheism and its followers. Blaise Pascal wrote about his wager in deciding whether to believe in the existence of God and eternal life. Essentially, if we acknowledge God and live a religious and moral life, we would be rewarded perfect happiness in eternity. If we deny God and live an evil life we would be condemned to eternal punishment.

In such a wager it would be prudent to believe in God, lead a meritorious life, and receive eternal happiness. If God does not exist, when we die nothing happens, just oblivion. If God does exist, when we die there are consequences, good and evil. After a good life, we enter a joyful eternity, or after an evil life, eternal horror.
Question: Why, according to Pascal, should anyone bet against God’s existence when there’s nothing to gain and everything to lose? If atheists are right, the end of life just reflects meaninglessness, as expressed by Macbeth:

“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”

I am thankful for a loving, merciful God who signifies everything, as my candle is brief.

 

FIRST: Congratulations to all graduating classes of 2024! God bless you all, keep you safe, prosperous, and voting for Donald Trump - to assure those outcomes!

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Well, I was under the weather last night, my usual scribbling time, and it’s press time today. So, I must do a Liberal abracadabra (consider it a prayer, not an incantation) and pretend I have more time to scribble, which I don’t.
Some short, boring but significant truths:

Our nation, together with the rest of the world, could soon come to a sudden stop if the so-called free world fails to arm itself quickly and show implacable resolve to defend against Communism, Islamo-terrorism, and the Globalist Deep State.
American government at every level is subverted to the point of inviting Civil War. The left has made “normal” unwelcome and bastardized science. Leftist pornography has thoroughly corrupted our children, and our legal system, state and federal, betrays our Constitution.

That’s all folks – except for prayer.

 

A short response to Kelly Scoles’ letter:

Hi Kelly,

Once again, reading your letter this week is like taking another trip through the looking glass. A popular word in political discourse these days, taken from psychology, is “projection”, meaning that side “A” accuses side “B” of doing exactly what side “A is doing. Projection is a heavy duty lie which activates the tactics of untruth. Republicans here are being accused by Democrats of activities Democrats thrive upon. This is an unconscionable disregard for the truth, a devious tactic favored by the Democratic Party to fool their naïve members and satisfy their Deep State.
Your Projection examples abound: No. 1, “MAGA …his plan for political chaos …in search of anti-democratic authoritarianism…”. Truth: Trump seeks normal democratic government: controlled borders, lawful, trustworthy law enforcement, crime control, inflation control, military order, etc. Biden fears that “non-whites” would create “jungle” schools - remember that?

Other projections: No. 2, “…perpetual efforts to instill…chaos into American life.” Trump seeks exactly the opposite. No. 2, law and order, clean-out corruption in the AG’s office; No. 3, order: secure the border and deport 10-million dangerous illegal aliens; and No. 4, strong national defense, he had Afghanistan secured. “Trump made laughably false conspiracy claim…on warrant for ‘illegally’ hiding national security documents at Mar-a-Lago authorized Trump’s assassination.” Hyperbole, but: “a motion to suppress evidence seized during the FBI’s August 2022 raid of Mar-a-Lago revealed shocking new details about the bureau’s plans to use deadly force and even engage the former president and his security detail that day [Secret Service] if necessary. This document is just one of many court filings recently ordered unsealed by Judge Aileen Cannon.” As a president, Donald J. Trump had authority to declassify and retain government documents. Biden had stolen the documents. Had no authority to obtain or retain them.

Projection No. 5, Ridiculing Trump’s appeal to Supreme Court on issue of absolute immunity. It is a case of first impression and uniquely important to presidential governance. Otherwise, A president could be sued or criminally charged for such things as surrendering $85 billion in military arms to the Taliban and pulling all military protection out before civilians.
Outrageous Projection No. 6: You say “Trump plans to remake the government…” What? Now you’re accusing Trump of stealing Obama’s master plan to “completely rebuild America”. But for me, the most outrageous Democrat Projections to Republicans, are your allusions to abortion as a “reproductive bodily right”, a confusion of “rights” and murder. Next to that horrendous Projection is your criticism of Republicans for guarding against “what your child should read”. We conservative Republicans recognize a solemn DUTY to protect innocent children from illustrated pornography advertising unnatural homosexual acts. America’s morals are historically Judeo-Christian; we fought many wars over this issue. Truth-loving conservatives stand unmoved in recognition of this duty to honor Matthew 18: 6: “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”

You complain that “Logic, consistency, and truth are optional” to a Trump presidency, yet your last paragraph betrays this entire brass band of fatal, illogical Projections.

My ultimate worry: Without God we don’t have a chance, BUT: “Some scientists seriously believe we could live forever by the 2030s. Here's what you need to know about the 'longevity escape velocity' theory.” Story by hbrueck@businessinsider.com (Hilary Brueck). These thoughts are typical of liberal Democratic Party strategists. Like the foregoing Projections, they are, in a word, CRAZY!

(Note) Kelly: Our souls live forever in eternity, and our bodies will catch up - in Heaven or Hell.

 

I’m starting too late tonight, so my response to Kelly Scoles’ letter will have to be short. Kelly brings up the perpetual Gaza-Palestinian question, the “Trump election fraud” trial, and the (unfair?) condemnation of our “justice system” by sycophantic Republicans seeking his 2024 reelection. This is a long and difficult list of issues to address – especially at a time, like this morning, when the country learned that most of the Gain-of-function and origin of Covid19 tale was an enormous liberal lie. Dr. Tony Fauci and his minions need solitary confinement for life. But that’s not all! We now know that government agencies learned how to delete emails (evidence) completely. In other words, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) has been manipulated - FOR YEARS! Maybe Hillary was an early learner? Senator Rand Paul’s Covid accusations are now fully substantiated. We need a new Center for Political Disease Control. We can start with our diseased judicial system and work our way through the Democrat Party. We have lost the Judeo-Christian core of our Republic at the juncture of a critical presidential election – and war.

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Palestinians are historically the great haters. For 1,400-years they have taught their children, from pre-school age, to hate all people who do not believe in Islam, the “infidels”, especially Christians and Jews. The word Islam means “submission” in Arabic and refers to the sacred duty Muslims have to force Islam upon all “unbelievers”, more than 6-billion of the world’s population. Their holy book, the Quran, is very specific about how life is to be lived, by everyone. Their mission is to fight and convert Infidels (non-Muslims) to the faith. Infidels are to be given three choices: first, conversion to Islam. If conversion is refused, Jews, and Christians (“People of the Book”) could be spared only if they paid the jizya tax (essentially slavery), otherwise the only remaining choice is to fight to the death. Islam has been a religious conflagration for Christians and Jews for 1,400 years. “Palestinian residents are predominantly Sunni Muslim, with small Shia and Ahmadi Muslim inclusions.” What we have here is the paradox of the immovable object (Israel) versus an unstoppable force (Islam). A paradox which could switch positions. In the impossible event that both sides would agree to Judeo-Christian ethics, that kind of “submission” would bring peace. If trustworthy, ethical determination won’t work, we will continue with “might makes right” into that inevitable nuclear Armageddon.

No time to explain modern Israeli founding and development here, except to remind that Israel gave Gaza back to the Palestinians, administers the West Bank, gave Sinai back to the Egyptians, and the Golan was under military administration until Israeli law annexed the territory.
All these areas were won in numerous defensive wars, all which Israel fought with extraordinary tenacity against overwhelming odds.

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Kelly, that you would even think of discussing the ethics of what has become of our judicial system boggles my mind. This country is in such a dangerously terrible condition it may not survive. Your understanding of the phony Trump criminal cases must have been acquired from the lying lips of Michael Cohen. It will take 50 years for our judicial system, state and federal, to rehabilitate its reputation – if possible. A Shysterism pandemic is gaining, and functioning, upon us.

 

A response to Kelly Scoles’ letter:

Hi Kelly,

You site a lot of times, places and events but never seem to get the causes, effects, and significance right. It always seems the stubborn misinterpretation of facts betray your conclusions. In the case of the Palestinians here, I hope you acknowledge the fact that they carefully chose to ambush the Israelis, who were peacefully enjoying themselves at a music festival on October 7, and tortured, mutilated, raped, murdered the men, women, children, beheading infants and pre-born, in order to destroy the state of Israel. Like their demonic cousins, the Russians, they intended to start a war!
This satanic activity was carefully planned for more than a year, for the purpose of destroying Israel. This was not just a recent bloody dream of Hamas victory by land, sea, and air. It was the same malignant terrorist dream from the year 632 A.D., about Judeo-Christian annihilation. It is central to the 1,400-year-old Islamo-Jihadist theology, an indelible mindset, designed for perpetual bloodshed.

You say, “I emphatically did not equate the Holocaust with Gaza.” But you did. You condemn “Israel’s genocidal acts in Gaza” and “Israel’s 75-year national policy of apartheid.” Historically, “The first known use of “genocide” was in 1944” with the exposure of Nazi death camps. You say the Israelis should be expected to “sympathize” with others who fear “annihilation”. Deliberately starting wars here is not indicative of “being targeted for extinction.” A quick reminder: “Since 1948, Israel has fought a number of conflicts with various Arab forces, most notably in 1948–49, 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982, 2006, and 2023–present” and won them all against overwhelming odds! You might ask who should be most reasonably concerned with the horror of being “targeted for extinction.”

As to “Israel’s genocidal acts in Gaza”, Palestinians would not have Gaza if Israel had not given it to them, at the expense of all those Israelis who were forcibly removed from their homes in Gaza to accommodate Palestinians. These people want nothing to do with the mythical two-state “solution”. They want all of Israel destroyed, removed from the map; they want all Israelis dead. The odds against Israel enjoying a normal, peaceful existence are slim because authentic Islam demands hatred of Judaism. Here are some of the Israel-haters: Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Oman, Kuwait, UAE, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Bangladesh, Brunei, Sudan, Algeria, Malaysia, and Pakistan. Israel’s population is 9.558 million. Overall, this amounts to billions of Muslims against millions of Jews. There are scores of Islamic Israel-haters. There is but one Israel.

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As for the fraudulent Trump trials, they are (in the estimation of the most eminent jurists) perhaps the greatest scandal in American juridical history. It’s beyond my patience now to comment upon, except to say, Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen are emblematic of the morally debauched character of the Democrat Party today. May it be destroyed in the next presidential election for the sake of public health. Only a Democrat would believe Cohen about anything.

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God bless Ukraine, Israel, and Donald Trump – each fighting for survival in a duplicitous world.

 

(comment on Nuclear War Scenario) first.

A response to Kelly Scoles’ letter:

Hi, Kelly,
When have we ever agreed on basic facts?

In the years that I’ve followed Clarence Thomas as a Justice of the Supreme Court, I have found him to be utterly honorable and consistently trustworthy. I cannot say the same of many others during that time.

As for the (6-month) Congressional delay of ammunition to Ukraine, its final recent approval may now be too late. It’s coming in, but too slowly. Remember that old horseshoe nail saying? A pox on Congressional members of either party who held up the assistance. They all know more than a thousand men are being killed each day while they dithered for political points. Republicans mostly to blame, even some I otherwise admire.

Addressing that pseudo argument about mandated “separation of church and state” you speak of; there is no prohibition of religion in our Constitution. Language pertaining to the non-establishment of religion, as I have mentioned numerous times before, is all about prohibiting official, tax supported religion, any official state religion. It’s never been about excluding religion from government to avoid its moral influence. Franklin famously reminded us that the new Republic could not survive without religion.

As for the university student riots, it’s not possible to just “…[leave] aside” discussion of these pro-Hamas proto terrorists. In commemorating the thousands who were murdered mutilated, burned alive, buried alive, and kidnapped by Hamas that bloody day, I failed to include the babies Hamas beheaded, and the pregnant mother who was disemboweled. Hamas assassins were and are foaming-at-the- mouth “animals” and deserve to be treated as mad dogs. Much of the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza is due to traditional cowardly Hamas tactics, hiding behind their own people, using them as human shields, stealing their food and water. No one wants to be near the Palestinians, especially the Egyptians, Jordanians, and Syrians, because the Palestinians are raised to be a violent, reflexively hateful people. They are also notoriously untrustworthy, like communists. Let the IDF finish the job. They know better than the U.S. how to win wars!
Your comparison of Israeli treatment of Palestinians to Nazi treatment of Jews during the Holocaust is false, shocking, and disgusting. Please remember, on that bright peaceful day of October 7, Hamas assassins (with Palestinians) murdered 1,700 innocent Jewish residents gathered at a festival, kidnapping hundreds of others. Israel’s mantra has always been “NEVER AGAIN” They mean it. There will be other wars, but never another Holocaust! Holocaust deniers come from the fanatical, ignorant tribes of Judeo-Christian haters, with their knives drawn against all other faiths – about 7 billion people.

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War is beginning to dominate world news. I was born the year WWII began with the attack on Poland. When that war ended in 1945 the atomic era was upon us. Russia had stolen our nuclear secrets, as did India, Pakistan, and China soon thereafter. World stability radically changed. During the 40s and 50s America was saturated with basic knowledge of defensive civilian measures against an atomic bomb attack. We practiced the “Duck and Cover” tactic. From that time any nuclear power could end world civilization by attacking its nuclear neighbor.

Over the years I’ve read many books on surviving nuclear war. I’ve come to believe that “survival” here is a non sequitur, that is, it makes no sense. A recent best-selling book entitled “Nuclear War, a Scenario”, by Annie Jacobsen, recalls the essence of all those other books on nuclear war. This book is highly explicit about the exceptional horrors of nuclear conflict. It provides a clear look at the physics, mechanics, timing, and psychology of nuclear warfare, coming to a theater near us, possibly soon. What’s missing is the spiritual structure in the problem. Without acknowledging Almighty God in this scenario there can be no hope, and it’s faith that establishes hope. Yeah, I know, too preachy. But from a Judeo-Christian point of view, we’re talking about avoiding Armageddon.

Jacobsen’s book lays out the consequences of a universally devastating nuclear war. I find it interesting that this book agrees with military strategy and, also, with several Marian apparitions like La Salette and Garabandal. As horrific as the conflagration depicted in the book is, the apparitions detail still greater chaos with a much greater loss of life.
I believe the only workable tactic to stop our four main enemies from thinking of starting a nuclear war is to make them understand, with lead pipe certainty, that they will be immediately counter attacked with greater force. We should leave no doubt. Rational enemies will understand; irrational enemies would end civilization, of which they are a part. But prayer is omnipotent.

This is not the column I wanted to write today. However, I hope people will read Jacobsen’s book: Nuclear War, a Scenario. It is clear, factual, and should be frightening to those without faith.

 

A response to Kelly Scoles’ letter:

Hi, Kelly,

I had no idea who or what “Ginny-skunk” was until I did a little research. A Tick-Toc creature? A communist skunk? Aren’t they all? I remember Pepé Le Pew but not Ginny. Why should I bother about Ginny when the Democratic Party has for years provided a surplus of political Looney Tunes’ characters?

However, today that Party has graduated a new breed of civic lunatics, poisonous to the Republic’s health, submissive and ignorant. Deprived of traditional Judeo-Christian ethics and virtues through our captured educational system, they have devolved into facilitators of kakistocracy. This unusual word describes a government “run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens.” For example, Joe Biden is a kakistocrat, as is his entire Cabinet, with legislative, and judicial wings plus media, comprising his kakistocracy. Being led by kakistocrats for decades has infected generations of new citizens, particularly college and university students. One cannot easily understand that we “are endowed by [our] Creator with certain unalienable Rights” if God has been kept in the academic closet.

This learning deficit is responsible for the herd mentality we see at Columbia and other universities today. Here treacherous professors direct their naive terrorist acolytes by honoring the likes of Hamas, Hezbollah, Houthi, Taliban, and Islamic State killers. These sophomoric students shout “Death to America” while attacking campus order, burning the American flag, and raising the Hamas colors. They honor the Hamas terrorists that ambushed Israel on October 7 bringing total war to a nation at peace, murdering 1,200, mostly civilians, kidnaping 250 hostages (women and children), raping, torturing, and diabolically mutilating victims, burying children alive, and burning infants to death in front of mothers. Refer to video evidence. Hamas supporters brag they will repeat this butchery “again and again and again.” And these imbecilic protesting students expect the normal public to pay off their student loans?!

Any student enrolled in any American college or university who supports Hamas or its co-demoniacs, should be expelled, and be placed on the FBI watch list. Any similarly disposed foreign student should be deported immediately or jailed. Those 10 million illegal aliens, with their dedicated terrorist adjuncts who continue to pour across our borders unopposed, will soon require military control. Half of this threat is caused by stupidity – the other half by design.

Israel has been a trusted friend of America’s since 1948. I can think of no other nation which has had to repeatedly fight and win its wars - against the same enemies! She is the last, the only, hope for freedom, democracy, and Western influence in the entire Middle East. More even than Ukraine, Israel has always been outnumbered by her enemies, 20 to one. Palestinians do not want peace or the so-called two-state solution. They only want Israel dead – “from the desert to the sea”. They can never be allowed to achieve that.

Once again, a savage war has been thrust upon Israel. Ecclesiastes tells us there is a time for everything, including “a time for war and a time for peace.”

Benjamin Netanyahu is today’s Joshua in this time for war.

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Speaking of Ukraine, the six-month-long congressional delay of ammunition may cause a Russian victory at this point. Have we all been somehow so infected with Biden’s dementia as not to understand that America is able to handle two critical emergencies (border and Ukraine) at the same time - maybe four or more? As the Ukraine war is taking 1,000 enemy soldiers PER DAY, and nearly as many Ukrainians, that war should be of highest priority. The lethality of that war by year’s end could reach one million.

 

A response to Kelly Scoles’ letter:

Hi, Kelly,

I had no idea who or what “Ginny-skunk” was until I did a little research. A Tick-Toc creature? A communist skunk? Aren’t they all? I remember Pepé Le Pew but not Ginny. Why should I bother about Ginny when the Democratic Party has for years provided a surplus of political Looney Tunes’ characters?

However, today that Party has graduated a new breed of civic lunatics, poisonous to the Republic’s health, submissive and ignorant. Deprived of traditional Judeo-Christian ethics and virtues through our captured educational system, they have devolved into facilitators of kakistocracy. This unusual word describes a government “run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens.” For example, Joe Biden is a kakistocrat, as is his entire Cabinet, with legislative, and judicial wings plus media, comprising his kakistocracy. Being led by kakistocrats for decades has infected generations of new citizens, particularly college and university students. One cannot easily understand that we “are endowed by [our] Creator with certain unalienable Rights” if God has been kept in the academic closet.

This learning deficit is responsible for the herd mentality we see at Columbia and other universities today. Here treacherous professors direct their naive terrorist acolytes by honoring the likes of Hamas, Hezbollah, Houthi, Taliban, and Islamic State killers. These sophomoric students shout “Death to America” while attacking campus order, burning the American flag, and raising the Hamas colors. They honor the Hamas terrorists that ambushed Israel on October 7 bringing total war to a nation at peace, murdering 1,200, mostly civilians, kidnaping 250 hostages (women and children), raping, torturing, and diabolically mutilating victims, burying children alive, and burning infants to death in front of mothers. Refer to video evidence. Hamas supporters brag they will repeat this butchery “again and again and again.” And these imbecilic protesting students expect the normal public to pay off their student loans?!

Any student enrolled in any American college or university who supports Hamas or its co-demoniacs, should be expelled, and be placed on the FBI watch list. Any similarly disposed foreign student should be deported immediately or jailed. Those 10 million illegal aliens, with their dedicated terrorist adjuncts who continue to pour across our borders unopposed, will soon require military control. Half of this threat is caused by stupidity – the other half by design.

Israel has been a trusted friend of America’s since 1948. I can think of no other nation which has had to repeatedly fight and win its wars - against the same enemies! She is the last, the only, hope for freedom, democracy, and Western influence in the entire Middle East. More even than Ukraine, Israel has always been outnumbered by her enemies, 20 to one. Palestinians do not want peace or the so-called two-state solution. They only want Israel dead – “from the desert to the sea”. They can never be allowed to achieve that.

Once again, a savage war has been thrust upon Israel. Ecclesiastes tells us there is a time for everything, including “a time for war and a time for peace.”

Benjamin Netanyahu is today’s Joshua in this time for war.

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Speaking of Ukraine, the six-month-long congressional delay of ammunition may cause a Russian victory at this point. Have we all been somehow so infected with Biden’s dementia as not to understand that America is able to handle two critical emergencies (border and Ukraine) at the same time - maybe four or more? As the Ukraine war is taking 1,000 enemy soldiers PER DAY, and nearly as many Ukrainians, that war should be of highest priority. The lethality of that war by year’s end could reach one million.

 

It’s midnight and I’m tired. I regret too many things were happening today. A very short response to Kelly Scoles’ letter will have to do.

Hi, again, Kelly,

I guess it will always be the battle of the facts on this site. It often seems we are arguing from two different realities, though there can only be one, like truth.

Take for example the idea of “women’s reproductive rights”. We often talk about abortion when these words are mentioned. Now, I would say abortion has nothing to do with “reproduction” at all. As a fact, it has only to do with destruction--the opposite. It’s only reason for existence is to assure the killing of a very small human being before it can be born naturally.

Identifying abortion as in any way relating to “reproduction” is not factual. In reality it’s a contradiction. Some quick synonyms for “reproduction” are: breeding, procreation, propagation, generation, and spawning. From a Woke, radical, progressive Democratic point of view, preborn babies being nurtured by their mothers are as easily aborted as pond larvae. However, most people still agree that babies are eternally more precious than larvae, though they can be disposed of with equal disinterest. Though every living thing was, and is, created by God, only the human baby is created with a unique immortal soul.

Not to put too fine a point on it, Kelly, but what God wills for humanity trumps our Bill of Rights – though that is also part of His creation. The key here is God, and at least acknowledging His natural law, a fact too often ignored.
Moving right along – Different presidents [certainly] have different policies. Biden’s policies are killing America. Accelerating that process are his minions, like Merchan, James, Bragg, Cohen, Jack Smith, and the Fani. I think of them as the shyster six. Anyone taking a critical look at America’s foreign and domestic activities today, as sponsored by the Democratic Party, necessitate shouting “fire” in this theater because of Biden’s arsonous polices.

One spark to watch is Biden’s student debt forgiveness. His attempt to “lift a lifetime financial burden” can only burden those who are debt free, or who paid-off their debt. For the progressive Democrat, life should be free of such debts by forcing those without higher education to pick up the bill. I recall slowly paying-off mine, when $10,000 was high pay (not me) and $6,000 was significant debt. If our professionals are to be respected, they should pay their own way, not foist that debt upon others. The entire educational system has become a scam! How else can these facts be explained? “Oct 2, 2023 — Topping the list at nearly $50.9 billion at the end of fiscal year 2022, Harvard has the largest endowment among National Universities ...” Harvard is just the top of the list. “As of FY2023, the total endowment market value of U.S. institutions stood at $839.090 billion, with an average across all institutions of $1.215 billion and a median of $215.682 million.” “…total pay range for a Professor at Harvard University is $126K–$231K per year.”

Everybody seems to be getting rich off students; the emphasis is clear: “The Clemson Tigers head coach signed a substantial 10-year $115 million contract in 2022, and his average annual salary of $11.5 million makes him the highest earner by a thin margin. March 11, 2024 Scholarships.”

Somewhere between college endowments and coaching salaries the reason for education has been lost.
“MAGA dreams to redefine our government and society” may be the only way left to save the Republic.

 

April 10, 2024

Hello, Kelly. Welcome back; welcome also, Patti:

I’m still adjusting to our new computer-writing program. I hate it already (but may adapt)! For example, the old program’s spell check had one key. The new program has morphed from that beautiful simplicity to an arena called “Editing”, and to a heading called “EDITOR” which introduces “Corrections” (spelling and grammar), and “Refinements” “Clarity, Conciseness, Formality, Inclusiveness, Punctuation Conventions, Resume, Sensitive Geopolitical References, Vocabulary”, Etc. “Similarity:” “Insights” Document “stats.” Lastly, “Feedback- tell us what you think about EDITOR.”
Answer: Questions remain. For example, it promotes that enfeebling WOKE concept of “inclusiveness”, which is just another word for clutter. It is rumored there was a special AI “conscience key” designed for Democratic Party leaders, which activated a buzzer when a lie was detected, in a (futile) attempt to keep them honest. This innovation was removed from
inventory due to incessant buzzing.

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A response to Kelly Scoles’ letter:

Hi, Kelly:

Just an opening note. I am repelled by any inappropriate reference to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. If Trump participates in this sort of sacrilege, I do not hesitate to condemn it. I am not embarrassed or shy about defending my Christian religion, which is Roman Catholic. With few exceptions, I always defend others as well, though I condemn Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill’s praise in support of Putin’s Ukrainian war. I pity atheists, agnostics, and those who do not believe in eternity. I guess life on earth for these folks amounts to something like “Well, I was born here, as all my ancestors were. We just sort of come together, live for various lengths of time, join in human activities, good and bad, then we just disappear.” Doesn’t make sense to me.

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As to the criminal charges brought against Trump, they are evidence of the demise of American jurisprudence, a mockery of the rule of law. I don’t just disagree with what so many judges, DAs, AJs, and their minions have done to the law in America, I firmly believe that our Constitutional system has fallen into the hands of enemies of the Republic.

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Trump’s “increasing his use of dehumanizing (“they’re animals”) and darkly apocalyptic language” are expressions of that rarest of political commodities, truth. Israel was attacked by “animals” who murdered, tortured, mutilated and kidnapped 1,400 innocent partygoers on November 7th , 2023. What they did to women was Devilish. His speaking about monstrous weapons and an “Oppenheimer-like doomsday” are not fantastical descriptions or a “wallowing in fear, doom, threat, and violence.” Normal people, during normal times, should never live in fear. But reasonable people should be fearful, if that fear motivates intelligent preparation against serious threats to life and freedom – as do China, Russia, etc.
In America’s case, there is strong expert military consensus identifying post-Soviet Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and numerous smaller Islamic theocracies, as “imminent” threats to Western civilization. Israel, and America in particular, are vulnerable, rated “very weak,” on defense; unprepared to defend themselves on two fronts simultaneously, now even questionable on a single front fight. As for myself, I have great confidence in particular relevant Marion apparitions approved in the Catholic Church, which agree with military assessments. I’m aware of the sharp skepticism expressed by unbelievers. This is no surprise; it has never been otherwise. As a thoroughly personal matter, I believe we are most vulnerable this year. I am certainly not some sort of prophet! I’m also not a pessimist. I’m just a conservative, traditional Catholic writing as a realist, scrutinizing pertinent facts as I can see them. In the present case, both the best military estimates and the apparitions agree. Whether you agree as well, or not, is irrelevant. The facts will out, as the Bard has said.

The news from Washington today is dire relative to Ukraine (even Israel!). Congress, especially Republicans, have turned against our best friends. We are betraying them, and we will pay dearly for this betrayal. Israel is the last hope for democracy in the Middle East. Ukraine is the last hope for peace in Europe.
This is a time of diluted democracy and the absence of a strategic Western goal. We’re into the playoffs without a game plan. The bulwarks against fascism, communism, terrorist Jihadism, and just plain crime, are Israel and Ukraine. Without them – Kraken.

 

The events speeding up the approach of global war should now be obvious to everyone. Many would mark the beginning when Russia attacked the nation of Georgia in 2008. Russia just took what they wanted, and still retains 20% of Georgia's land. Russia was scolded by the West for its bloody aggression, but nothing was done.

Then we have Russia's annexation of Crimea on 18 March 2014. By 24 March 2014 it was completed. Again, NATO and the Free World did nothing but scold. Putin was just being naughty, again.

So, no one should have been surprised when Russia's appetite, aroused again for an easy meal, finally focused on the whole of Ukraine. When you facilitate a serial killer, you will get more murder. From Putin's point of view this would simply be another scalp for his imperial coup stick - another virtually uncontested weekend war.

However, as tyrants typically do, he overplayed his hand. Though the Free World again howled with indignation, they did very little when it counted most. NATO did not unequivocally tell the world that it would back Ukraine to actually win the war. Instead, NATO promised only nebulous support for Ukraine for "as long as it takes." The problem here is that NATO is not in command of time; if help is needed immediately, help at a time uncertain is insufficient - "for want of a nail the war may be lost."

Our national defense, with its famous "military industrial complex" is proving to be a Potemkin-like fraud. We are abandoning Ukraine in the middle of the fight because our government lacks a strategic objective. We lack effective leadership at a time when nuclear war is imminent. Ukraine's military is superb; despite being out-gunned and out-manned 10-to-1, they have destroyed a third of the vaunted Russian Black Sea fleet and nearly 300,000 enemy soldiers. Our lack of a strategic objective concerning Israel is identical to that of Ukraine. Both wars must be won or Western civilization will collapse into an Eastern Islamo-Communist nightmare. It's a sort of demonic challenge multiplied by the billions, with Communist China, N. Korea, post-Soviet Russia, and Islamic theocracies.

Our enemies in this swiftly glowering war cloud are seeking this war. They, Russia, China, N. Korea, Iran, and other Islamic forces, justify it as an exceptional opportunity; the Western powers are greedy, weak, degenerate, and unable to see the immediate danger facing them. This situation will clearly not end with a whimper. It will end with hypersonic nuclear missile bangs, due to enemy overreach, frustration, and miscalculation. On the enemy side, this will be the greatest pyrrhic victory in human history. (Just my humble, unhappy, inexpert opinion)

I cannot write about a happy future when all I see ahead is confusion, chaos, and war. Our present administration has spent three years assuring this outcome, which at least half the American citizenship refuse to acknowledge. Mesmerized, we watch 10-million illegal aliens (hundreds of thousands dedicated terrorists) flood across our borders with impunity - and do nothing. Expecting nothing? Inexplicably, our president has facilitated hundreds of thousands more by plane. Our military is being attacked in Syria as we do nothing. Our industries are not on a war footing, ie: making planes, bombs, and drones in meaningful numbers. Our support for Ukraine and Israel is waning, as Biden attempts to instruct Israel on warfighting. We have forgotten that 90 percent of assistance to Ukraine goes into US war industries, not in cash to Ukraine.

Listen to retired General Ben Hodges! If it were not for his recent anti-Trump opinion (I see no realistic option to Trump in this emergency) I would wish him in as V.P. Absent that possibility, why don't we ever hear of Mike Pompeo? He lead the CIA when it was honorable, the State Department as well. He is a brilliant, quintessential leader, of sterling moral character.

(Note: Too much stuff; too little time.)

 

I wish a very joyful Easter season to every person of good will!

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It's about time for a little good news for the nation. "The triumphant USA is now producing more oil and gas than any nation ever has. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in January that US domestic production of crude oil for September 2023 set a new all-time high of 13,247,000 barrels per day. Happy fact: it was the most oil any nation on earth had ever managed to produce in a single month." (David Blackmon, March 26, 2024.)

We're energy independent again, despite every effort by Democrats to force us into electric vehicles and cut off pipelines. "Whereas [from H. Res. 987) then-candidate Joe Biden is quoted as saying, “I will end fossil fuels.” He can't do it now! It's fun to read all of the 32 "Whereases" in House Resolution 987, which Resolved, That the House of Representatives— (1) denounces the harmful anti-American energy policies of the Biden administration; [Etc.]. Whereas President Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office, preventing over 11,000 jobs, hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil per day, and millions in revenue." How sweet it is - "the light, sweet grade of oil being produced from US shale" that is.
"By 2012, production from Texas, which had amounted to just a little more than 1 million bpd in 2008, had risen to 3 million bpd. In November 2023, Texas produced 5,657,000 bpd, and would rank as the 4th biggest producing nation on earth if it were a standalone country." This is all due to American technical innovation, the fact that most of the oil-bearing ground is privately, not federally owned, and, best of all, "a timely law signed by Barack Obama. He probably didn’t really realize it at the time, but former President Barack Obama essentially issued a full speed ahead order in December 2015, when he signed an omnibus spending bill into law that contained language repealing a 1975 ban on exports of US crude oil." Now, if we can kick-start our famous military industrial complex to give Lend-Lease support to Ukraine and Israel, with the same determination, they will crush Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, and the world will be much safer. That means putting America on a war footing. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition - in that order!

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America has six stated Constitutional goals: "to form a more perfect union, to establish justice, to ensure domestic tranquility, to provide for the common defense, to promote the general welfare, and to secure the blessings of liberty." It seems to me that the "common defense" should come before the others, or we will lose those "blessings of liberty" we have so dearly won. That means we have to fight those who would take our liberty. In World War II we had to fight Hitler, the Imperial Japanese Army, and Mussolini. The war took 6 years because America was late to the fight. However, once we became "Freedom's Forge", producing one third of all allied armaments during that war, nothing could stop us. At that time, we were able to turn on a dime.

Today, hypersonic nuclear missiles provide no trustworthy options to military readiness. The only meaningful deterrence to Chinese, Russian, Iranian, and North Koran threats is to provide a clearly audible NATO sound - that of the click of a nuclear trigger being moved from the safe to the firing position. Not a "hair trigger" but a trigger off of the "safe" position. This establishes a limit rational persons respect, "Thus far and no further" as France has notified Russia about its border. The enemy must understand that further aggression will trigger an immediate nuclear reaction, ending their gamesmanship in a nuclear vapor. In Yankee parlance, it's a "triple dog dare!" No room for misunderstanding here.

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A short book recommendation: Peter Schweizer's Blood Money. See how the Chinese Communist Party drugs America, with our help.

 

3-20-2024

I grow tired of writing about world conditions each week, but those conditions threaten those of us trying to live in a peaceful democracy. Most of our world has not adopted peaceful democratic order; they live in aggressive, murderous dictatorships or bloody psychopathic theocracies (or under their control). That causes the conflict within the world's population, which has never known total peace.

What distinguishes these nations among themselves is freedom, its presence or absence. History shows us that nations without civic freedom tend to be sociopathic, fundamentally violent. I can't think of any exception to this rule. Dictatorships are responsible for culling humanity of hundreds of millions of innocent human beings over millennia. It's an evil of antediluvian heritage, with Cain being the first felon. A second fatal flaw of dictatorships is their abhorrence of Judeo-Christian virtue; they lack the necessary healthy conscience to do good and avoid evil.

So, it's the same old evil guys that keep plunging our world into bloody chaos. Christian democratic nations often identify dictators as forerunners of the Antichrist, the evilest being of all creation. From WWII we can clearly see this ancient evil in Stalin, Hitler, and their minions. Nazism was destroyed, but the USSR has morphed into the Russian Federation, with identical DNA.

Why do these demonic dictatorships persist? Their all-consuming passion is to acquire power, supreme power, Godless power. Their motto has always been "Might makes right." Today they comprise China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and all those who support them. These slave states hold tenaciously to their motto. Opposed to this tyranny are nations comprising the "Free World", including America, 32 nations of NATO, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines. Our motto is understood to be "Peace through strength," but we have abandoned this ideal for convenience and the good life. However, no strength, no peace. The Free World is unprepared to defend against China and Russia, et al on the eve of destruction. The Free World is dying for lack of leadership (e.g. Secretary of Defense Gen. Lloyd Austin, Gen. Mark Milley former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Charles Q. Brown Jr.). Woke losers all. Then there's the lengthy roster of even more colorful Cabinet clowns and freaks.

This wordy preamble is trying to focus on America's immediate self-inflicted vulnerability as we face our global foes.
Headlines today: "Communist Cuba on Brink of Collapse..."It's America's shame that Cuba, as a communist threat, wasn't overthrown long ago. Watch now as we take no action while China, and/or Russia, savoring the sweet smell of weakness, move in, again, 90 miles away. We have made too many near fatal mistakes of judgment. This is how republics die. Elsewhere: "Judge gives illegal felon right to firearms." No nation can survive such apparent congenital stupidity while fighting enemies of "normal" sense. We cannot continue to play by the Marques of Queensberry's rules while our enemies engage Jack the Ripper tactics. Israel and Ukraine are our FRIENDS. We will need lots of friends as the coming big war evolves. Let's help them full bore. Our problem today is recognizing that the Biden regime is cancer of a treasonous nature, on a scale unique to American history causing national disintegration. The only person tough and savvy enough to bind the wounds is Donald Trump; he well knows the enemy, both foreign and domestic, though his opposition to Ukraine/Israeli assistance is almost enough for me to withhold my vote.

But the perpetual danger lies in ignoring God: 2 Chronicles 7:14 New King James Version (NKJV) If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

If we don't act, trusting God, we may as well follow Biden's white flag and kneel to the enemy. But they'll have to take my dusty M1 first.

 

I'm having to shoehorn this week's REALITIES into the paper during significant technical changes, so I have to keep it short.

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A response to Kelly Scoles' letter:

Hi Kelly,

Sometime soon I'm going to list all of the evidence I can find to substantiate the claim that America is a Christian nation. That will take more space than what is available to me today. But you say, "I cannot forget the silly thing about St. Augustine [Fla.]." Clearly, you do not appreciate the traditional power of "Dibbs," which can be traced to a time in antiquity, even before my childhood, when a man's Dibbs! was his bond, when Dibbsters everywhere had a sense of hopeful certainty and security in cultural transactions. But it's true, the tradition of Dibbs is slightly disfavored today as a surety measure. That's too bad because it was a quick, easy, and cheap way to establish a dubious right.

It is certainly true that our Constitution does prohibit the establishment of a state religion. But, as usual Kelly, you join those many folks who don't understand this clause, you misinterpret the meaning. The word "establishment" here has nothing to do with the "separation" of church and state as liberals typically misunderstand it. On the contrary, the Founders each encouraged religion. The "establishment" they rejected was like the religion in England at the time, where the religion was legally "established" as being the official state church, the upkeep which was (and is today) paid for out of national taxes. An English subject, for example, could not practice his religion if he were Catholic. Catholics, particularly during Elizabeth's reign (particularly priests), could be hunted, arrested, and "drawn and quartered" if caught in country. Most people believed in God and took religion seriously in those days.

As a kid I enjoyed asking people to identify the "longest word in the English language" said to be Antidisestablishmentarianism, a political position that originated in 1850s Britain. "[This] position opposed proposals at that time to remove the Anglican Church's status as the established church of England, Ireland, and Wales." The so-called "wall of separation between church and state" was a term coined by Thomas Jefferson, referring to these "official" state churches, as in England. The Antidisestablishmentarianism folks won the argument, and the "established" church remains there to this day - but never in America. Except for the "Dibbs" reference, all last week's history on St. Augustine, Florida is accurate.

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Last week's State of the Union extravaganza was indeed a "pow, pow, pow case" (Peggy Noonan) for Biden. Methamphetamine and its cousins do have that pow effect. The State of the Union resurrection of Joe Biden's mind was both spectacular and short-lived. His next day hangover shows that feisty performance was truly off the shelf. I bet they kept some Narcan handy.

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Your last remark "...only cobwebs will remain" sadly seems more appropriate viewing this nation's future as military support for Ukraine and Israel are abandoned. True, by every standard financial measure, we can't afford to assist any of our allies. But, by golly, we're determined to show God just how to heal His weather patterns, transmogrify His human creatures, and popularize pornography for children. We have become a proud and foolish people who are headed into unprecedented disaster near this year's election. We've been practicing the art of unpreparedness too long. The present administration has washed away the patrimony for 10 million American citizens with a torrential flood of criminal aliens. We've cast our freedoms before the enemy.

If, like Belshazzar, we are weighed in the balance and found wanting, maybe Artificial Intelligence can save us?